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Time Zone: Mitchell County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Bakersville is the Seat for Mitchell County.

Mitchell County was founded in 1861. Mitchell was created by taking area from Burke, , , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Mitchell had a population of 15,634 people. This is a decrease of 0.34% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,687 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Mitchell represented 0.19% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 87th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201015,579-0.69%-0.35% since 2009
200915,634-0.34%-0.36% since 2008
200815,691  
200715,693  
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200015,687The Last Census

More information can be found on the Mitchell County Census Page for Mitchell County.

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Websites for Mitchell County

Official Website:   www.mitchellcounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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